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GPM Ground Validation Environment Canada (EC) Micro Rain Radar (MRR) GCPEx
Entry ID: gpmmrrecgcpex

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Abstract: Environment Canada (EC) collected data from the Micro Rain Radar (MRR) during the GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx) in Ontario, Canada during the winter season 2012. Operating at 24 GHz the MRR, a vertically pointing Doppler radar, retrieved quantitative rain rates, drop size distributions, radar reflectivity, fall velocities on vertical profiles up to several kilometers above the unit. The MRR used during GCPEX is the second generation of the instrument manufactured by METEK (URL:
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 46.5   S: 43.5   E: -78.0   W: -81.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: GPM Ground Validation Environment Canada (EC) Micro Rain Radar (MRR) GCPEx
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-01-01
Stop Date: 2012-03-14
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Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: gpmmrrecgcpex

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 256-961-7932
Fax: 256-961-7859
Email: ghrcdaac at
Contact Address:
GHRC User Services Office
Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC)
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 105 Mb
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: none
Phone: 905-833-3905 x242
Email: David.Hudak at
Contact Address:
10 Wellington, 23rd Floor
City: Gatineau
Province or State: Quebec
Postal Code: K1A 0H3
Country: Canada
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-05-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-22
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